According to the seeding, both the boys Class A and Class B soccer state championships were upsets, although when looking at the history of the two programs taking home the hardware, they hardly seem like underdogs.
Former players, coaches, friends, and family celebrated 25-year Thunderbird head boys basketball coach Doug Woodard in the place that has been Woodard’s second home for the last two and a half decades.
After being named the 2022 Nebraska Gatorade Player of the Year and helping lead Gretna to a Class A state title, Gretna midfielder Brett Perkins is picking up this season right where he left off in May.
After over two decades of the Dotzler name echoing through the gyms of Bellevue West High School, at the end of this year there will only be one Dotzler left wearing their name on the back of a Thunderbirds jersey.
"It's becoming more natural to me. I've been working for years now. So just to have this opportunity and be able to have it for three years is big to me. I never take it for granted. I just keep going and play in the moment."